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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

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5,000-lb Capacity. Designed to upgrade your rear suspension, LoadLifter 5000 air springs provide high-quality, full-time load support. They level your vehicle, improving braking and ride comfort and reducing the strain on your factory suspension. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle suspension from Air Lift. Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle part number AL57289 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL57289

  • Air Lift
  • Air Springs
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • Heavy Duty

5,000-lb Capacity. Designed to upgrade your rear suspension, LoadLifter 5000 air springs provide high-quality, full-time load support. They level your vehicle, improving braking and ride comfort and reducing the strain on your factory suspension.


Features:

  • Provides your vehicle with up to 5,000 lbs of load-leveling support, reducing strain on your rear suspension and improving both safety and ride quality
    • Designed for heavy-duty applications such as 3/4-ton and 1-ton pickup trucks, motor homes, and commercial trucks
  • Keeps your vehicle level when you are hauling a heavy load
    • Improves steering and braking performance
    • Helps to maintain safe headlight aim
    • Keeps your tires from wearing unevenly
  • Lets you manually adjust air pressure to get the even load distribution and support that you need
    • Level your vehicle front to rear
    • Inflate each spring independently for side-to-side leveling of off-center loads
  • Reduces the strain on your OEM suspension caused by extremely heavy loads
  • Improves overall stability and ride quality
    • Diminishes sway and absorbs road shock for a smooth ride
  • Comes with Air Lift's exclusive upper and lower roll plates
    • Increases the load capacity of the air springs
    • Protects springs from damage, extending the life of your air spring suspension
  • Constructed of 2-ply, fabric-reinforced rubber
    • Endcaps are made of high-strength Zytel nylon, which is lighter, stronger, and more corrosion resistant than steel
  • Mounting brackets and hardware are included for installation
  • Manual inflation valves and air lines are included
    • Manual valves are typically mounted on bumper for easy access
    • Compressor system with in-cab gauges (sold separately) can be added to monitor and automatically adjust air pressure
  • Made in USA


Specs:

  • Load-leveling capacity: up to 5,000 lbs
    • LoadLifter 5000 springs will not increase your vehicle's weight-carrying capacity. Do not exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight limit.
  • Adjustable air pressure: 5 psi - 100 psi
  • Lifetime warranty
  • 60-Day satisfaction guarantee


Air Lift's LoadLifter 5000 was designed with an exact purpose: to provide full-time, first-class support to your 3/4- or 1-ton pickup, motor home, or commercial truck. With this kit, you get a safer ride and simultaneously protect your vehicle from the strain that comes with hauling massive loads.


Carrying heavy cargo in your truck bed or trailer puts tremendous stress on your vehicle. Your brakes erode faster, your tires wear unevenly, and handling suffers severely. When towing, you might also experience excessive sway, bottoming out, and even improper and unsafe headlight aim. Fortunately, there is a solution to these problems. By pairing your existing suspension with the LoadLifter 5000, you can seriously beef up your suspension, ensure equal load distribution, and give your vehicle the support it desperately needs. Air Lift's LoadLifter 5000 provides up to 5,000 pounds of load-leveling capacity and distributes the weight of your payload to all four wheels. As a result, the stress on your OEM suspension is significantly reduced.


LoadLifter's air bags are adjustable from 5 to 100 psi for precise support, and they can be inflated independently of one another for front-to-rear and side-to-side leveling. They are made of high-quality, two-ply, fabric-reinforced rubber. Most air bags lose air at the ends, where the bag is enclosed with a steel cap, because the steel can rust and corrode over time, creating small holes. The endcaps on Air Lift air bags are fashioned from corrosion-proof Zytel nylon, a material that is both stronger and lighter than steel, ensuring that the air bags won't lose air. Also, LoadLifter 5000 comes with Air Lift's exclusive roll plates, which both protect your air springs and beef up the load capacity of the springs.


This system installs with the included brackets and hardware. Just mount the springs, inflate them, and ride. To inflate the LoadLifter springs, you just have to pump air in through the inflation valves. A line kit is included with the springs so that you can install the valves (one for each spring) in an easily accessible area - typically they are installed on the bumper. If you want to make the springs even easier to use, you can get a compressor and gauge system (sold separately).


Air Lift kits are designed to keep your vehicle at normal ride height. You can find the normal ride height of your vehicle by unloading it and measuring the distance between the bottom edge of your wheel well and the center of the hub. After you find and record this distance, you can regulate the amount of air that you put into your air springs to maintain normal ride height - even when you are hauling a heavy load. You will need to adjust the air pressure in your air bags according to the size of your load.


Along with a lifetime warranty that has no mileage restrictions, Air Lift offers a 60-day satisfaction guarantee. Just install and use LoadLifter 5000 springs for 60 days, and if you are not satisfied at the end of this time, you can remove them from your vehicle and return them for a full product refund. Now that's confidence.



57289 Airlift Load Lifter 5000 Air Bag Suspension Support System - Back Axle

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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - AL57289

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (175 Customer Reviews)

5,000-lb Capacity. Designed to upgrade your rear suspension, LoadLifter 5000 air springs provide high-quality, full-time load support. They level your vehicle, improving braking and ride comfort and reducing the strain on your factory suspension.

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2017 Ram 2500

I made a mistake and ordered the wrong kit.. they took care of it and had the correct bags to me in 3 days 600994



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after a year it is working great never deflate and I keep a trailer on it 24 seven I would highly recommend 606574



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Installed on 2018 Ram 2500. The product is made of quality construction and the instruction are straight forward. 666407



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I ordered the Air Lift 5000 from etrailer and I was very pleased with doing business with them. I normally order parts from someplace else but I will be using etrailer for all my future needs. The part was delivered on time and etrailer helped me make the right choice for my needs. Helpful, knowledgeable, timely, and provided the right part for the job; 5 stars from me for that. Now onto the Air Lift 5000. I was amazed at how detailed the instructions were. They made it extremely easy to follow the instructions while building the assemblies. Probably one of the easiest part assemblies I have ever put on a truck and definitely the most detailed instructions I have ever seen. Everything bolted directly to stock mounts on the frame and no drilling was required. After getting everything mounted to the truck and installing the air lines, I was a little skeptical about the air line connections and I was afraid of leaks. I filled both air lines to 60 PSI after the install and when I checked the pressure this morning, I was still at 60 PSI. The last thing I will cover is the ride. I have not towed my trailer yet but I am excited for when I do. I dropped the air pressure to 7 PSI this morning and took a 30 mile drive. The difference this part has made is unbelievable. It still rides like a truck but it is much stiffer in the back now when driving on rough roads which adds a huge difference to the ride quality. I can only imagine the difference I will experience when towing my 12k trailer. Overall, I could not be more happy with my purchase. etrailer has 5 star customer service and they sold me a 5 star part. 484223



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All in all great product Bolts could be a better grade had one carriage bolt break, I've never or even heard of that happening to anyone before maybe a fluke. Hour and a 1/2 install even with carriage bolt breaking. Would be 5 star if that wouldn't have happened. 672928



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Fantastic! Email said it would be here on Friday, July 31 and it got here on Wed July 29. Very pleased and easy to install. Great purchase. Seems to work good. 853576



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Everything has held up with no leaks. I use the airbags about 20 times a year to help with a large fifth-wheel travel trailer my wife and I own. 848926



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2019 Ram 2500

Got the air bag helper springs quicker than amazon and the installation instructions were simple. Will be using etrailer again! 821244



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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

I have a 2016 Ram 2500 and recently purchased a truck camper which weighed 2900 Lbs. When the camper was mounted it caused extreme rocking. My neighbor suggested installing Air Master 5000 so I did and what a difference no more rocking. 819887



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Great product and great instruction video on how to install. 814835



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Installation directions were good. Just made first trip. Helped out tremendously. Obviously know nothing to the longevity as of yet. 806720



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My dodge 2500 would squat with heavy loads, and the drive was rough on the back. Easy install, keeping 20lbs psi in it. Drove the truck the ride is great. Outstanding. 775339



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Excellent instructors, well written, easy to understand, the photos helped a lot. This is the 2nd set of these airbags we have installed, one on our first truck & now on our newer truck. They work every well for towing. Highly recommend. 771883



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2019 Ram 3500

Took about two hours to install. The hardest part was running the air lines to the back bumper. They arrived a day early. Great service from etrailer as usual. 770537



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Very pleased with the product come in on time install very easily going to get a set for the front made a world of difference in ride my truck bought them for the heavy load carry actually for weight distribution on the back but haven't even hooked it up to my toy Hauler yet 768398



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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

We had a set of these on our 2012 Ram 2500 and they worked great. Now i'm putting a pair on my 2017 Ram 2500. 706504



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Great product works as intended. Easy to install good price. No complaints. 686594



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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Convenient and useful... 667408


Comments
Good so far
Luis D - 07/08/2020

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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


My order arrived really fast and was exactly as ordered. I have been satisfied with past orders and was equally satisfied with this order. I will certainly use them in the future. 641733



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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


It was as advertised Took about 3 1/2 hrs to install I am 70 yrs old and did not have a lift to use So I am a little slow on the up and downs involved Fit perfectly 500604



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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Shipped quick everything good 162378



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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Love love love these helpers on my 14 F-150 quad cab 5.5 box. Helps handle the load of the 5th wheel and anything else I load in the box.. great product great service. Thanks again 510133



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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Item as described, great price fast shi pping. 661266



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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I have a 2019 Nissan Titan XD with the 5.6 GAS motor. Wanted to do an Airlift suspension to provide a little support and get my headlights perfectly back to level when towing my travel trailer. No one makes an airbag kit for the gas XD, but after discussing it some with John H at etrailer, I decided to go with the kit for the diesel truck and see how things went. The kit for the diesel truck fit perfectly, except that there is an emissions component hung from a bracket on the driver's sign frame that prevents a direct install of the driver's side bag. My shop was able to install the kit with no trouble - they just had to bend the bracket with the small emissions component attached upwards for clearance. Everything else went in as designed. Great fit - can't wait to see it work under load. 669525


Comments
These things have been great! I tow a travel trailer thats about 8K loaded with roughly 1100 tongue weight. The bags level this load perfectly so headlights are right and everything is stable. I run 10 psi unloaded, 40psi with normal loads in the camper, and 70psi with the fresh water tank full which is forward in the trailer. I kept it simple with individual valves for each bag. Wouldnt change a thing. A bicycle pump is more than adequate for making changes in pressure bc the volume is so low that its easy. All good with this product.
Jeff N - 07/13/2020

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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


It has changed the ride on my vehicle for everyday driving. It is a very rough ride. 667714


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The nice feature of air springs is that you can custom tailor the ride to just about any situation. Carrying a full load?- Add more air for less sag and more stability. Less weight on the vehicle when youre not hauling? - Let some air out of the suspension for a softer, more pliable ride.
-- Mike L - 07/10/2019

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  • Is Compressor System Required for LoadLifter 5000 Springs on a 2017 Ram 2500 w/ Bilstein Shocks
    While a compressor system like the Air Lift WirelessAIR # AL72000 isn't mandatory for the Air Lift LoadLifter 5,000 Air Helper Springs # AL57289 on your 2017 Ram 2500 with Bilstein Shocks, it is definitely something that we highly recommend. Reasons being that a compressor system keeps you from having to hunt down a compressor when you need to inflate your air bags and also provides an active monitor that gives you advanced diagnostic reports so you know if you have a leak or a compression...
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  • Helper Air Bag Springs for a 2016 Ram 2500 Towing a Fifth Wheel
    On the AirLift LoadLifter 5000 kit, part # AL88289, the jounce springs won't engage if there is some pressure in the airbags, and you aren't hitting a significant bump in the road. The jounce spring will only engage after the suspension and airbags themselves take any initial pressure. Since the airbags will require at least 5 PSI of pressure in them at all times, the jounce won't engage as often as it seems that it should.The urethane of the jounces also engages smoother than traditional...
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  • AirLift Spacers for Air Springs on Lifted Truck
    The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # AL57289 will not require spacers with a lift under 2 inches. If you have under a 2-4 inch lift use # AL52420 and if you have 4-6 inch lift use # AL52420.
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  • Do the Air Bags for a 2019 Ram 2500 Require a Lift To Install
    The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2598 which are a fit for a 2019 Ram 2500 do not call out lifting the truck for installation in the manual but the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57289 do. That said, it's usually not required to lift the truck but it will make things easier. The majority of our customers are able to install this kits in their driveway without a lift.
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  • Recommendation for Best Air Suspension Kit and On-Board Compressor for 2020 Ram 2500
    For maximum durability and corrosion resistance, go with the AirLIft Load Lifter 5000 Ultimate Plus, part # AL89289. This system uses stainless roll plates, hardware and air lines for serious durability and corrosion protection. The springs themselves are 2 ply with a reinforcing fabric layer for extra toughness. If you don't live in the rust belt or near the ocean, the # AL57289 regular LoadLifter 5000 kit would work fine for you. Both kits are compatible with your Ram Factory 5th Wheel...
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  • Can Air Springs Be Added to 2018 Ram 2500 to Increase Towing Capacity
    Adding air springs like the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL57289 to your 2018 Ram 2500 will enhance the factory suspension so that it can better handle weights within its capacity but it will not actually increase this limit. This will be the case with any aftermarket product. Unfortunately there is nothing you can add to your Ram to increase its official from-the-factory capacity from the 12,450 pound number you mentioned. The Air Lift LoadLifter Air Springs will do a great job of keeping...
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  • Will Airbags Work with the Articulink Rear Suspension on a 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
    The articulink rear suspension on your 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon will not cause any issues with a set of airbags or a 5th wheel hitch because they all install in slightly different locations on the vehicle and do not counteract one another. For a set of airbags, I recommend using the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57289 because they do not require any drilling into the truck frame and they do not interfere with the brackets for a 5th wheel hitch. The Air Lift LoadLifter...
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  • Can Vehicle with 6 inch Lift Use Air Lift Suspension Enhancement Kit
    For vehicles with 6 inch suspension lifts you would need to use the part # F2375 which is a 6 inch spacer kit. This will work well with the Air Lift kit part # AL57289 that you referenced.
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  • Will the Air Lift LoadLifter 5,000 Air Helper Springs Fit on a 2017 Ram 2500 with Bilstein Shocks
    My contact at Air Lift said that you will have no problem installing the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Springs # AL57289 on the rear axle of your 2017 Ram 2500 with the off road package with Bilstein Shocks. Please note that a compression system is the best way to help you inflate and manage your air bags. I recommend using the Air Lift WirelessAIR Compressor System for Air Helper Springs # AL72000. This system will allow you to monitor your Air Lift system while inside your truck using the...
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  • Recommended Air Helper Spring Suspension for 2020 RAM 1500 classic
    Because there's lots of room for adjustment, if I were in your shoes I'd go ahead and make a choice with your future needs in mind and go with the heavier duty load lifter 5000, part # AL57365. This is an excellent, general purpose choice but if you're in a marine environment with saltwater exposure or in the rust belt, I'd at least consider the # AL89365 because the corrosion resistance its stainless steel hardware and air lines offer. You might also consider adding an on-board compressor...
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  • Will Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs Increase Axle Capacity?
    The Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57289 on your 2016 Ram 2500 (or any other suspension enhancement systems) will not increase your payload or axle capacity. The suspension enhancements like this are only intended to help support your load up to 5000 lbs for leveling. Your axle rating of 6,840 lbs will be the max capacity. These helper springs will extend the life of your current suspension, but does not increase weight.
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  • Recommended Air Lift Air Suspension for Rear Axle of 2016 Ram 2500
    We have three different Air Lift systems that'll work, but the right system for you will depend on how you mainly use your truck. If you tow infrequently, or carry heavy loads in the truck bed infrequently, the # AL57289 from Air Lift with its 5000 lb capacity would work well for you. If you tow or haul fairly often with heavier weights, the # AL89289 Load Lifter Ultimate would be a better choice because of its internal bump stops which help reduce body roll in turns and also prevents the...
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  • Recommended Air Bag Kit for 2019 Ram 2500 4WD
    The correct Firestone rear air bag kit for your 2019 Ram 2500 4WD is either part # F2598 for standard duty (up to 5,000 pounds load-leveling support) or part # F2706 for the higher capacity Red Label model that features a 7,500 pound load-leveling capacity. I checked with Firestone and they show the same two kits for this particular truck. I wonder if the kit numbers they use on their site (which are W217602598 and W217602706 respectively) might be adding some confusion. These numbers...
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  • What is the Unloaded Ride Quality Using Air Lift LoadLifter Air Bags on a 2017 Ram 2500
    The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers part # AL88289 could potentially affect the ride quality in a negative manner if you were to hit a dip or pot hole in the road while unloaded because of the internal jounce bumpers which is why I recommend using the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57289 instead. There will be very little to no effect on ride quality while unloaded and using these airbags. Please keep in mind that the...
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  • Could Air Lift SmartAir II Leveling Compressor Kit Be Used on 2019 Ram 2500
    Yes, you can use the Air Lift SmartAir II Automatic-Leveling Compressor System # AL25491 on your 2019 Ram 2500 with coil spring rear suspension. You'll need an air bag kit installed on the vehicle as well like the part # AL57289 which is the correct kit for your truck and provides it with up to 5,000 lbs of additional suspension support.
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  • Will the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs Fit a 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
    The SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs part # SSR-312-54 will fit a 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon as will the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57289 for that matter and they will both do an excellent job of reducing sag/squat. I recommend the air bags because they are adjustable so you can always get the perfect level of support and comfort for any given trailer/load but the SumoSprings will still fit and work well.
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  • Recommended Air Springs For 2016 Ram Big Horn With 5.7 Hemi
    For your 2016 Ram Big Horn with 5.7 Hemi, Air springs will help level the ride and give you additional support, but it will not allow you to carry more weight than the vehicle load capacity specs. The factory suspension is assisted in distributing the weight, but that doesn't mean you can carry more. If you have a 2016 Ram 1500, I recommend the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # AL57365. There is also the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with...
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  • Recommended Air Ride Suspension Kit for 2014 Ram 2500 4WD
    The AirLift # AL57289 LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs would work well for your 2014 Ram 2500 with the coil spring suspension. The suspension can be adjusted by adding or removing air as needed, from 5 - 100 psi. the kit has a 5000 lb capacity, but keep in mind it won't increase the weight bearing capacity of the vehicle in any way.
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  • SumoSprings Recommendation for 2015 Ram 2500 Towing 8-9K Steel Trailer
    I do have a solution for you, however the black SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs # SSR-610-47 you referenced in your question are not a confirmed fit for your 2015 Ram 2500. The yellow SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs # SSR-312-54 are a great option for your Ram 2500 for upgrading the rear suspension and keeping your vehicle level. These have a 2,800 pound capacity and the springs will help support the heavy load you're pulling and also minimize sway. They offer progressive...
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